Photographed at Glamping Hub’s luxury glamping tents in Ubud, Bali.
Since I took you back to Bali for a spectacular raw vegan lunch at eco-luxurious wellness retreat Five Elements, I thought I’d also take you along for a walk through Ubud’s glorious rice paddy fields.
As a little girl growing up in Africa, I used to stare longingly at photographs of striking rice paddy fields while dreaming that one day, I too might travel the world and take in the sights of this archetypal landscape of fascinating Asia. I fancied myself a fearless adventuress exploring exotic lands, cultures and people. These daydreams were a sharp contrast to my drab, isolated and confined existence but I never let go of hope.
As I now feverishly prepare for my upcoming return to Africa, my beloved birth continent, after twenty long years of separation, I can’t but look at these photographic mementos of my magical stay in Bali with overwhelming emotion. To me they capture more than the beauty of this extraordinary land. They’re a little girl’s dream come true.
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Is that a statue in the rice field? Let me guess.. goddess of fertility?
Stunning rings Ndoema!
If you’ve gone to the rice fields during rainy season, you’d be knee-deep in mud! Talk about perfect timing! Everything is green.
It must be very emotional for you to be finally able to go back to your roots after 20 long years. We hope you would give us the opportunity to experience this with you Ndoema. Looking forward to it!
You’re going to Africa? Can’t wait to see pics!
Loving the lush greenery!
Your writing was very touching! I could feel the emotion. Beautiful!